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Oblique Popliteal Ligament

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div class="bodycopy">strong>- Discussion: /strong>(see a href="/muscles-tendons/posterior-oblique-ligament/">posterior oblique ligament/a>)br/>
    - passes from insertion of the a href="/muscles-tendons/semimembranous/">semimembranous/a> on posteromedial aspect of tibia obliquely & laterally upward to insertion of br/>
           semimembranosus on the posteromedial aspect of the tibia obliquely & laterally upward toward insertion of the lateral gastroc head;br/>
     - it acts as important stabilizing structure on posterior aspect of knee;br/>
    - a href="/muscles-tendons/semimembranous/">semimembranous/a> helps tighten this structure with contraction;br/>
    - when the oblique popliteal ligament is pulled medially and forward, tightens the posterior capsule of the knee;br/>
    - this maneuver can be used to tighten the posterior capsule in the posteromedial corner of the knee in surgical repairbr/>
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p id="article-title-1" itemprop="headline">a onclick="window.open(this.href,'','resizable=no,location=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=yes,status=no,toolbar=no,fullscreen=no,dependent=no,status'); return false" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20097929">The Role of the Oblique Popliteal Ligament and Other Structures in Preventing Knee Hyperextension/a>br/>
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a onclick="window.open(this.href,'','resizable=no,location=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=yes,status=no,toolbar=no,fullscreen=no,dependent=no,status'); return false" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22675636">The “Oblique Popliteal Ligament”: A Macro- and Microanalysis to Determine If It Is a Ligament or a Tendon/a>br/>
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a onclick="window.open(this.href,'','resizable=no,location=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=yes,status=no,toolbar=no,fullscreen=no,dependent=no,status'); return false" href="http://otago.ourarchive.ac.nz/handle/10523/2359">The Anatomy of the Oblique Popliteal Ligament/a>br/>
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Posteromedial Corner Injury of the Knee/p>/div>br/>hr/>br/>br/>br/>Last updated by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD on Sunday, July 21, 2013 8:28 ambr/>

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